Unsecured wifi might be contributory negligence

Roland Perry lists at internetpolicyagency.com
Fri Feb 17 09:36:21 GMT 2012

In article <A060780C5BCF40CFA35074D0DC942571 at MaryPC>, Mary Hawking
<maryhawking at tigers.demon.co.uk> writes
>So the OAP will be held liable whether or not he/she has secured the WiFi?

Policy in this area is still being formed.

>Was the original US case about the illegal download or the negligence of the

Quoting from the original Computerworld Article (the case has yet to
come to court), the complainant is proposing that:

        "Even if the defendants did not directly download the movies,
        they had control over the Internet access used for copyright
        infringement purposes.... Defendants' negligent actions allowed
        others to unlawfully copy and share Plaintiff's copyrighted
        Motion Picture".
Roland Perry

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